Gathering plant down to use as nesting material,
this male must be helping out.
According to Kenn Kaufman's Lives of North American Birds,
the American Goldfinch nest is constructed by the female.
The nest is a "solid, compact cup of plant fibers, spider webs,
plant down (especially from thistles)" and the nest is
"so well made that it may even hold water."
When not warbling, the vocalizations of the American Goldfinch
sound as though they are asking a question.
Sometimes they go on, and on, and on,
asking their question
over and over and over again,
until I feel compelled
to answer them!!
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